HyperDic: alone

English > 6 senses of the word alone:
ADVERBallalone, entirely, exclusively, solely, onlywithout any others being included or involved
allalone, solo, unaccompaniedwithout anybody else or anything else
ADJECTIVEallaloneisolated from others
allalone, lone, lonely, solitarylacking companions or companionship
allalone, onlyexclusive of anyone or anything else
allalone, unique, unequaled, unequalled, unparalleledradically distinctive and without equal
alone > pronunciation
Soundsahlow'n
Rhymesacetone ... zone: 126 rhymes with own...
English > alone: 6 senses > adjective 1
Meaningisolated from others.
Examples
  • "could be alone in a crowded room"
  • "was alone with her thoughts"
  • "I want to be alone"
Broaderunsocialnot seeking or given to association
Nounsalonenessa disposition toward being alone
English > alone: 6 senses > adjective 2
Meaninglacking companions or companionship.
Examples
  • "he was alone when we met him"
  • "she is alone much of the time"
Synonymslone, lonely, solitary
BroaderunaccompaniedWithout an escort
Spanishsolitario
Nounsalonenessa disposition toward being alone
Adverbsalonewithout anybody else or anything else
English > alone: 6 senses > adjective 3
MeaningExclusive of anyone or anything else.
Examples
  • "she alone believed him"
  • "cannot live by bread alone"
Synonymonly
Broaderexclusiveexcluding much or all
English > alone: 6 senses > adjective 4
Meaningradically distinctive and without equal.
Examples
  • "he is alone in the field of microbiology"
  • "this theory is altogether alone in its penetration of the problem"
Synonymsunique, unequaled, unequalled, unparalleled
Broaderincomparable, uncomparableSuch that comparison is impossible
Spanishel único, incomparable, inigualable, inigualado, solos, único
Catalaninigualable, inigualat, sense igual, únic
English > alone: 6 senses > adverb 1
MeaningWithout any others being included or involved.
Example "the burden of proof rests on the prosecution alone"
Synonymsentirely, exclusively, solely, only
Spanishexclusivamente, exclusive, solamente, solo, sólo, únicamente
Catalanexclusivament, només
English > alone: 6 senses > adverb 2
MeaningWithout anybody else or anything else.
Examples
  • "the child stayed home alone"
  • "the pillar stood alone, supporting nothing"
Synonymssolo, unaccompanied
Spanishsolo
Adjectivesalonelacking companions or companionship

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